Here’s the thing about Kat DeLuna (or, as she’s known in Belgium, Kat DeLegend): She is a fucking icon.
The “Unstoppable” chanteuse has been churning out non-charting club anthems heard by literally no one for years, from her 2009 ode to going into labor “Push Push”, to 2010′s “Party O’Clock”–which soared to #222 on the European Singles Chart–to “Drop It Low,” which I once saw playing on the TV at an empty gay bar in New Haven, Connecticut on a Tuesday night.
Looks like Madonna isn’t the only one jonesin’ for your love lately.
“Whine Up” chanteuse Kat DeLuna is back on the prowl with her newly leaked club banga: “Give Me Your Love (Under The Strobe Lights).”
The 24 year old Dominican-born songstress hasn’t exactly had much luck achieving lift-off ever since her second studio album Inside Out was shelved stateside and released exclusively in Belgium in 2010 (and later in France, Poland and Japan…yay?), although her latest single “Dancing Tonight” did unexpectedly hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Chart in 2011. (Also, one time I saw her video for “Push Push” playing at an empty gay bar in New Haven. Success!)
“Give Me Your Love” is actually a seriously solid stomper: Take the melodies of Cobra Starship‘s “You Make Me Feel (feat. Sabi)” and mash them up with the thumpin’ beats of Madonna‘s “Celebration” (and perhaps even a bit of Confessions‘ “Get Together” with that tranced out chorus), and boom–it’s a Kat Deluna smash!
“You’re the one that I have been waiting for/Only got one night, give me all your loving,” Deluna cries out during the chorus. And those surging, sucked-through-a-vortex oo-oo-oo vocals? L-U-V, DeLuna!
No word on whether this one’s going to serve as an upcoming single or will simply become yet another addition to the ever-growing list of Kat DeLuna leaks, but it’s certainly one of the better offerings we’ve heard from her as of late.
It’s Party O’Clock somewhere (Belgium, specifically)…so get on the floor!
The Drop It Low EP was released on August 8. (iTunes)
CLUTCH YOUR PEARLS, DARLING.
The legendary Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is back.
The 46-year old chanteuse of Real Housewives of New York fame (a personal favorite on the show, along with Kelly Bensimon) first burst onto the dance music scene with the impossibly amazing “Money Can’t Buy You Class” in 2010: A dragulicious, Auto-Tune-tastic speak-sung cautionary tale dedicated to every horrid hostess and humorless bore who dared to cross the Countess–the definition of classy sassy, if you will.
Yesterday, the Countless released the “Chic C’Est La Vie” EP to iTunes, which includes a Moroccan mix (ya habibi, bitches!) and a big fat club mix by L Fontana and G Newman.
“Beauty, class and elegance lie within the soul / Money, power and romance are waiting for us all,” the legendary LuAnn enunciates; the sweet trill of crisp Bravo dollars being stuffed into a Gucci clutch ringing out after each over-emphasized syllable on top of the bouncing beat (which doesn’t sound too far from Katy Perry‘s “California Gurls.”)
Note: I don’t mean to compare the Countess LuAnn to Katy Perry. “Money Can’t Buy You Class” alone literally shits on Perry’s entire discography. (Pardon my French, Countess! Still learning to control mon elegahnce.)
Earlier this morning, the video premiered on AOL’s PopEater–just in time for the song’s release to iTunes. Watch as LuAnn, Kelly and Jill Zarin (and none of the other Housewives because they are jealous haters) get positively nutty at The Borgata in Atlantic City, gallivanting ’round the casino, toasting to life at the pool and just generally getting funky in a hip (read: desolate) club!
Fierce, flawless dance moves. Unparalleled energy. Your favorites could literally NEVER!!!
ALL HAIL QUEEN COUNTESS LUANN.
“Chic C’Est La Vie” was released on June 28. (iTunes)
When Jennifer Lopez‘s “Louboutins”–an ode to the couture cobbler–was released to a less-than-tepid response in the last week of 2009, Lopez seemingly began to struggle to find her footing in the market (excuse the pun), eventually taking a leave from her longtime label Epic Records in 2010.
Yet only weeks after the announcement made the rounds, J-Lo was already busy inking a new record deal with Island Def Jam and preparing to fulfill her duties as a full-time judge on the tenth season of American Idol.
Only one year later, Lopez suddenly came roaring back onto the charts in the beginning of 2011 with the release of her first actual single from Love?: “On The Floor (feat. Pitbull),” a surprise smash hit for the singer that skyrocketed to #1 in over 19 countries (and counting!)
Now–after a few false starts, a label switch, and the birth of her twins Max and Emme comes LOVE?, the long awaited, oft-delayed seventh studio album by Jennifer Lopez, released on April 29.
In what is truly shaping up to be her strongest album in almost a decade, Jennifer Lopez has just unleashed a brand new cut from her upcoming studio album, LOVE? to iTunes this weekend: “Papi.” And guess what? IT’S HOT FIYA!
“Papi” finds J. Lo working with Gaga hit-maker RedOne and his writing camp once again, the same winning team behind her massive global smash single, “On The Floor.”
Like her last hit, “Papi” borrows heavily from the same song production featured on RedOne’s (regrettably flopped) 2010 effort: Kat DeLuna‘s Inside Out. (It must be “Party O’ Clock” somewhere…right? *Balloon slowly deflating noise.*)
Featuring scorching club beats and a delicious, hair whippin’ friendly chorus (“Rock your body, rock your body…dance for your papi!”), “Papi” might just be one of Lopez’s best club commanders since “Waiting For Tonight.” You can almost see the green lasers shooting through the smoke-filled dance floors already!
Aside from the song’s already infectious beat, it’s the breakdown–which pairs Lopez’s luscious Spanish instructions (“Step up, Step up! Let your hair down!”) against a serious, stomping beat–that truly takes the track to a whole new level of amazing.
I mean, hello: A track where J. Lo yells at me in two different languages to shake it vigorously for my man? Now that’s something worth Muusing about!
Move your bah-day! Move your bah-day!
“Papi” was released on April 16. (iTunes)